Press Release


Christopher Mebane Joins Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P.


HOUSTON, Texas (Sept. 15, 2010) - Christopher Mebane has joined Hughes Watters Askanase, L.L.P. (www.hwa.com) as an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Area.

Mebane focuses his practice on the representation of banks, mortgage servicing companies and other lenders in various aspects of consumer financial services litigation.

“Hughes Watters Askanase appealed to me because I wanted to work with a close-knit group of attorneys who support each other and work well together as a team. HWA will give me the opportunity to work on intellectually challenging cases. I will also have ample opportunities to interact with and learn from experienced and accessible partners as well as other associates,” explained Mebane.

Prior to joining HWA in August 2010, Mebane worked in the Houston office of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, L.L.P. as a commercial litigation associate where he focused on banking, mortgage, real estate, and energy litigation for five years.

"Chris is a welcome and valued addition to our litigation group. His knowledge and experience in financial services litigation provides additional depth and strength to this significant practice area of our firm,” said Ed Harrell, a partner and leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Area.

Mebane was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2003. Prior to graduating magna cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center in May 2003, Mebane graduated from Duke University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both economics and political science. He also earned a certificate in markets and management from Duke University in 1997.

As a student at the University of Houston Law Center, Mebane served as articles editor for The Houston Law Review. He also was inducted into the Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society for law students. In 2002, Mebane received the John M. O’Quinn Foundation Award for writing the most outstanding paper on constitutional law. This paper was published in The Houston Law Review.

Mebane is an active member of the Houston Bar Association, participating in the LegalLine community service outreach program. LegalLine is a telephone hotline that assists callers with legal questions. He also assists the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program with several pro bono projects. For more information about Mebane or HWA, please visit www.hwa.com, or call Mebane directly at 713-328-1909.


About Hughes Watters Askanase

For more than 32 years, Hughes Watters Askanase, L.L.P has helped business organizations, financial institutions and individuals succeed with their business endeavors. The Firm’s attorneys play a strategic role and support clients through every stage of existence and operation, from formation to liquidation. The Firm’s practice focuses on the various interrelated areas that provide the greatest opportunities and most challenging obstacles: Representation of commercial and consumer lenders of all varieties, including banks and credit unions; business bankruptcy; business planning and strategy; default servicing; real estate and finance; commercial and consumer financial services litigation; and wills and probate.


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